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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Shuman Shooting

I have discussed previously (click here) how the two Shuman brothers Max and Nathan each started a store in the Ridge/Scotland area.  Nathan started Buzzy's while his brother Max built and operated what those of us of certain age know as Buddy Greenwell's Store.  It stood on the corner of Airdele Road and Rt. 5.  

In his book Clarence Bradburn discusses how Max Shuman shot someone one night following an altercation earlier in his store.  The following are excerpts from Mr. Bradburn's  Some Important People and Events of St. Mary's.  Mr. Bradburn begins by telling how Max would take his horse and wagon down to the end of Airdele Road to pickup waterman to come shop at his store.


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